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April 13 - 20. 8 a.m. NATIONAL CATHEDRAL - HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE — Washington National Cathedral hosts events Holy Week and Easter weekend, including a presentation of the St. John Passion, J.S. Bachs most poignant choral drama of the trial and crucifixion (or Passion) of Jesus. CONTACT: Meredith MacKenzie, West End Strategy, (202) 776-7700,

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Notes: Members of the press should RSVP to Meredith MacKenzie at West End Strategy Team by sending an email to at least two days in advance with the event they are interested in covering and details of the crew and equipment.



8:30 a.m. SMITHSONIAN - T. REX — The Smithsonian will welcome the Nations T. rex to the National Museum of Natural History. There will be a photo opportunity for attending media when a selected part of the T. rex fossil is displayed for the first time during the ceremony. Interviews and b-roll of the museum's dinosaur exhibitions will be available immediately following the conclusion of the formal program. With Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History and Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commanding general and chief of engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Location: National Museum of Natural History Rotunda, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW.

Contacts: Kathryn Sabella,, 202-633-2950

Notes: Arrive and check-in via the Constitution Avenue lobby. Public Affairs staff will escort media to the Rotunda on the first floor. Call (202) 633-2950 for assistance.

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. CSIS - CHINA — China's Economic Policymaking at a Time of Transition with David Dollar, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Former Treasury and World Bank Representative in China; Olin Wethington, Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs and Special Envoy to China; Christopher K. Johnson, Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS; Matthew P. Goodman, William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS; Kevin G. Nealer (moderator), Principal, The Scowcroft Group. And a conversation between; Henry M. Paulson, Jr., 74th Secretary of the Treasury and Chairman, Paulson Institute and David Wessel, Director, Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Brookings Institution.

Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW.

Contacts: RSVP

9:30 a.m. EPI - PIKETTY — Presentation and panel discussion of "Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Who: Economist and author of "Capital in the Twenty-First Century Thomas Piketty; Member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers Betsey Stevenson; Nobel Laureate and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Emeritus Robert M. Solow; EPI Research and Policy Director Josh Bivens. Moderated by Equitable Growth Executive Director and Chief Economist Heather Boushey. Contacts: Dan Crawford; Donte Donald or Liz Rose,, 202-775-8810.

Location: Economic Policy Institute, 1333 H St. NW, Suite 300.

Contacts: RSVP to

9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. ATFP - MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD — The American Task Force on Palestine will be presenting a panel discussion entitled "The Muslim Brotherhood: its Status and Future in a Changing Middle East." With Michele Dunne, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; William McCants, Saban Center, Brookings Institution; Hassan Mneimneh, German Marshall Fund of the United States; Hussein Ibish, ATFP (moderator).

Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor.

Notes: Register at

10:15 a.m. CPSC - FURNITURE FLAMABILITY MEETING — Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle, Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, and Gib Mullan, Chief Counsel, meeting with Dr. Arlene Blum, Green Science Policy Institute, and Malin Nasman, IKEA USA, to discuss Californias new furniture flammability standard; 10:15 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 720. The meeting was requested by Malin Nasman. For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237. Followed by another meeting at 11: a.m. with Commissioner Marietta Robinson and Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, meeting with Dr. Arlene Blum, Green Science Policy Institute, and Malin Nasman, IKEA USA, to discuss Californias new furniture flammability standard; 11:00 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 723. The meeting was requested by Eileen Kramer, Green Science Policy Institute. For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.

11 a.m. ONONDAGA INDIAN NATION DEMONSTRATION — Chiefs from the Onondaga Nation and supporters will demonstrate in front of the White House in traditional dress and with a historic wampum belt commissioned for the Nation by President George Washington to signify peace and friendship while ratifying the 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua. "The Nation is not seeking evictions, monetary damages or a casino. Instead, it is asking to continue a healing process between themselves and others who live in the region, and for a ruling that would allow the Nation to continue its role as an environmental steward of the land it once conserved for centuries." Contacts: CJ Frogozo,, (310) 570-2622, Alec Saslow,, (720) 319-4948.

Location: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, White House Picture Postcard Zone.

Notes: the Onondaga Nation consists of a 7,300-acre territory just south of Syracuse, NY.



2 p.m. SCIENCE COALITION ROUNDTABLE — The Science Coalition will host a media roundtable featuring early-career scientists and engineers at the National Press Club. These leaders are conducting pioneering work with "wide-ranging implications" for health, energy, security and the environment, as well as helping to train the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW.

Notes: RSVP: Lauren Pulte or 202-429-6875.

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE - BROADBAND — A briefing and panel discussion on how advancing a broadband agenda for urban America begins with "a continued commitment to finding and elevating solutions that will support continued industry growth to create job opportunities and reduce unemployment in our urban communities." Keynote: Rebekah Goodheart, Legal Advisor to Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn, Federal Communications Commission.

Location: 121 Cannon.

Contacts: Pamela Springs,, 202-629-5757

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BROOKINGS - NORTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT — "Illicit Economic Activities of the North Korean Government." The Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings will host the release of a report from the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) entitled, "Illicit: North Korea's Evolving Operations to Earn Hard Currency." The report, authored by Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow Sheena Chestnut Greitens, analyzes the history and current status of North Korea's foreign currency earning operations, focusing on illicit activities. Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute and Marcus Noland of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, both HRNK board members, will comment on the presentation.

Location: Saul/Zilkha Rooms, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Contacts: Brookings Communications,, 202-797-6105

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CSIS - EUROPE - THEN AND NOW — Europe: Then and Now with Professor Christopher Clark, Author of The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914, Professor of Modern European History, Cambridge University.

Location: CSIS 1st Floor Conference Room, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW.

Contacts: James Mina

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. GW - MARION NESTLE — The George Washington University presents a public lecture by Marion Nestle, consumer activist, nutritionist, award-winning author and academic. Nestle will discuss the politics of food and dietary choice, both of which she's written extensively about in her books, "Food Politics" and "What to Eat."

Location: The George Washington University, Media and Public Affairs Building, Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st St., NW.

Notes: Media interested in attending should contact Maralee Csellar at 202-994-7564 or

3 p.m. HOMELESS BILL OF RIGHTS — The National Law Canter hosts webinar on From Wrongs to Rights: The Case for Homeless Bills of Rights Legislation.

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. GW - UKRAINE'S ECONOMY — The Ukrainian Economy: After 20 Years of Underperformance, What Comes Next? Oleh Havrylyshyn, George Washington University Prof. Havrylyshyn will compare the development of Ukraines economy to that of other post-communist countries, using several quantitative indicators from the EBRD, World Bank, Transparency International, and Reporters without Borders, which generally show that Ukraine has performed below average. He will introduce some tentative hypotheses as to why Ukraines economy lags behind those of other transitioning nations and offer potential solutions.

Location: Voesar Conference Room, Suite 412, 1957 E St NW.

Notes: RSVP:

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. GW - KAZAKHSTAN - TERRORIST THREAT — Anatomy of the Terrorist Threat in Kazakhstan with Dr. Erlan Karin, Visiting Professor, American University. Presentation is based on the study of legal proceedings along with interviews of prisoners jailed under the motive of terrorism. It explores the stages of the terrorist threat in Kazakhstan, offers a typology of groups and leaders, and discusses the ideology that legitimates their actions.

Location: Elliott School, Voesar Conference Room, Suite 412, 1957 E Street NW.



5 p.m. MCCAIN INSTITUTE - PUTIN'S RUSSIA — Putin's Russia: Time for Containment?

Location: The Burke Theater at The Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

6 p.m. RESSURRECTION GRAVES BOOK LAUNCH — Ressurrection Graves will discuss her memoirs, "Identity Crisis, Identity Christ Is: A Journey to Love," and whether child sexual abuse and adult homelessness have any correlation.

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW.

Contacts: Shawn McGhee,

7 p.m. NATIONAL ARCHIVES - CIVIL RIGHTS ACT — The National Archives hosts journalists Cokie Roberts and Todd Purdum for a special program on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Purdum and Roberts will discuss Purdum's book "An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964." They will address the political battles behind the passage of the Act and examine popular myths about this monumental piece of legislation. A book signing will follow the program.

Location: William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building. (Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.)

Contacts: Public Affairs, 202-357-5300

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